Wat Suthat is one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok but one which receives relatively few visitors in comparison to nearby Wat Po and Wat Pra Kaew, both of which are much more famous. Wat Suthat is a peaceful place and it is a functioning temple with adjoining monastery and resident monks and a constant stream of Thai Buddhists worshipping at two magnificent and famous Buddha images.
Wat Suthat Thepwararam Ratchaworamahawihan is the full name of this temple founded by King Rama I soon after his coronation in 1782. Construction was continued in the reign of King Rama II and completed by the artisans of King Rama III in the mid 1800s.
Today Wat Suthat remains a revered place by Thai worshipers but infrequently visited by tourists. On this page I will point out the highlights of visiting the temple and give some advice on how to behave when you are there.